Students horseback riding in Boulder, Wyoming near NOLS' Three Peaks Ranch.
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Horsepacking in Wyoming's Wind River Range - Alumni


10 days


16+ yrs



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Wyoming's Wind River Mountains were explored largely on horseback, so here is your chance to experience the work and benefits of traveling in this time-honored way.

This adventure starts near Boulder, Wyoming at NOLS' Three Peaks Ranch where the school's horse courses and re-ration logistics are based. After an introduction to ranch life, horse handling and packing, you"ll ride into the Wind River Mountains with a train of pack animals for a few days of camping, fishing and riding. Activities focus on western horsemanship— including herd dynamics, tack, horse behavior, camp and feed selection as well as the art Leave No Trace camping with transportation livestock.

Days are full of learning, hard work, camaraderie and the rewards of riding in the wilderness.

Overall Difficulty*:

*Horses carry riders and the camp, but packing and caring for the horses and ourselves is hard work.

Course Dates

3 courses

Aug 10 - 18, 2024


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Sep 7 - 15, 2024


2 spaces Apply Now

Aug 9 - 17, 2025


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NOLS Alumni Department

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